Goplasticpallets.com has gained sole UK distribution rights of the popular HyRack® pallet following Belgian pallet manufacturer IPS’ acquisition of the moulds and machinery from DS Smith Kaysersberg in France.
Well known for its enhanced racking performance and durability, the HyRack® pallet is a reliable workhorse; it has a static load capacity of 7,000kg, a dynamic load capacity of 2,000kg and is capable of supporting up to 1,000kg in beam and edge racking systems, making it the racking pallet of choice for a diverse range of industries.
As Europe’s leading experts in low pressure injection moulding, IPS has 20 enormous moulding machines that are capable of producing over one million plastic pallets per year and has a 15,000 sq. m. warehouse facility, which can hold large volumes of stock – a huge benefit for companies placing big consignment orders.
In fact, IPS’ reputation and expertise recently secured the company an order for 400,000 specialist plastic pallets from Dutch beverage industry pooling association Dranken Pallet Beheer (DPB) who decided to replace all of its wooden pallets with the more durable plastic pallets.
In addition, Goplasticpallets.com’s recent warehouse expansion means that the HyRack® pallet will be available in the UK immediately from stock and that the company is ready to meet demand as more and more companies ‘go plastic’.
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: "We have a great partnership with IPS and can rely on them to produce exceptional quality products due to their technical knowledge and injection moulding expertise. The HyRack® pallet is a welcome addition to our range of heavy duty plastic pallets."
Moulded as a single piece measuring 1200mm (L) x 1000mm (W), the HyRack® pallet’s open flow-through top deck has no internal cavities where mould, dust and other contaminants can collect and is easily cleaned, which is why it is favoured by food ingredients and pharmaceutical companies.
The design also incorporates lead in ramps on the internal edge of the base runners, rounded block sections, optional edge lips and anti-skid plugs and can be personalised through moulded-in logos or screen printing.
The pallet’s rigid base offers easy four-way access for fork lifts and pallet trucks and due to its rigidity and solid structure it is well suited to conveyor systems and other automated handling operations.
The first HyRack® pallet will hit IPS’ production run in July, initially as a six runner cruciform base version in recycled black, and will be available for delivery from Goplasticpallets.com in August.